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Top Forums UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers FTP rename command help Post 302974385 by jim mcnamara on Sunday 29th of May 2016 11:09:16 PM
Old 05-30-2016
I suspect the difference arises from the remote ftp code's rename command being implemented two different ways on the remote servers:

system 1
call the equivalent of C:
Code:
system ("mv oldfilename newfilename")

This would mean invoking the /bin/sh shell on the remote machine, which in turn would see a '#' character as a comment, which requires your escape "\" fix.

system 2
call the mv syscall or the C standard library's rename library call - this never invokes /bin/sh so no shell is called.

Note: /bin/sh can be a completely different object on different machines - it is NOT necessarily the shell that you use to run the ftp script locally.
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gvfs-rename(1)							   User Commands						    gvfs-rename(1)

NAME
gvfs-rename - change the name of a file or directory using the VFS system SYNOPSIS
gvfs-rename source-URI new-name DESCRIPTION
gvfs-rename changes the name of a file or directory, using the virtual file system. OPERANDS
The following operands are supported: source-URI Specifies the source file location in standard URI format. new-name Specifies the new name for file or directory. EXAMPLES
Example 1: Rename a Local HTML File example% gvfs-rename file:///home/user/index.html file:///home/user/index.html.old ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES
See environ(5) for descriptions of the following environment variables: NLSPATH. EXIT STATUS
The exit value 0 is returned regardless of success or failure. FILES
The following files are used by this application: /usr/bin/gvfs-rename Executable to rename a file using the GVFS library ATTRIBUTES
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Availability |SUNWgnome-gvfs | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Interface stability |Volatile | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ SEE ALSO
gvfs-cat(1), gvfs-copy(1), gvfs-move(1), gvfs-info(1), gvfs-less(1), gvfs-ls(1), gvfs-mkdir(1) gvfs-monitor-dir(1), gvfs-monitor-file(1), gvfs-mount(1), gvfs-copy(1), gvfs-open(1), gvfs-rm(1), gvfs-save(1), gvfs-trash(1), gvfs-tree(1), attributes(5), environ(5) NOTES
Written by Alvaro Lopez Ortega, Sun Microsystems Inc., 2008. SunOS 5.11 30 May 2008 gvfs-rename(1)

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